Re: Beginner Tesla Coil Questions

Subject:  Re: Beginner Tesla Coil Questions
  Date:   Sat, 7 Jun 1997 18:52:33 -0600
  From:   "DR.RESONANCE" <DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net>
    To:   "Tesla List" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>

TO: Pete Demoreuille

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> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Beginner Tesla Coil Questions
> Date: Saturday,June 07,1997 7:04 AM
> Subject:  Beginner Tesla Coil Questions
>   Date:   Fri, 06 Jun 1997 18:17:10 -0400
>   From:   Pete Demoreuille <pbd-at-cybernex-dot-net>
>     To:   tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Hello Coilers:
> Does anyone have good instructions for constructing a smaller tesla
> coil (aiming for ~12in max sparks -- can't scare my mom too much.)
> I kinda need a way to find what size stuff i need: ie size of caps,
> how many winds on the primary and secondary, how big the primary and
> secondary should be, spark gap distances, how to get a good xformer,
> etc.
> I have been reading for two months now, and seem to have a handle on 
> most of the construction, but still have several questions.
> Voltage: how much am i aiming for to get ~12in corona (with a toroid)
> Primary Coil: how tightly wrapped should it be, where should it be
> in relation to the secondary (both separation and position 'on' the
> secondary)
> what type of wire should i use on the secondary, size and insulation?
> Yes, sigh now and laugh at me!  -- Thanks alot for any help!
> Pete Demoreuille
> pbd-at-cybernex-dot-net, pbd-at-delbarton-dot-org